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Like their pistol counterpart, the slugthrower rifle used a chemical reaction to fire a slug, or solid projectile, at high velocity towards a target. They had much longer barrels than pistols, allowing them to fire at longer distances using larger slugs.
Slugthrower rifles were generally loaded with clips that held 20 slugs, each clip costing 40 credits and weighing 0.2 kg. Some rifles had an autofire mode, allowing for rapid automatic fire. Typical models of a slugthrower rifle include the Dressellian projectile rifle and 6-2Aug2 hunting rifle manufactured by Czerka Arms.
Rifles were used by the military of newly industrialized civilizations. They were also carried by petty criminals and street thugs that infested cities across the galaxy during the Rebellion era. Crude versions of these weapons were also used by primitive cultures, such as the Tusken Raiders of Tatooine.
- Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game (as "rifle")
- Cracken's Rebel Field Guide
- The Dark Side Sourcebook
- Star Wars Roleplaying Game Saga Edition Core Rulebook
- Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook
- Suns of Fortune